FAYETTEVILLE - Nine members of Arkansas' Super Six gymnastics squad have been named to the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced this week.
Razorbacks on the list include seniors Mariah Howdeshell (recreation and sport management), Jaime Pisani (kinesiology) and Genny Salvatore (art); juniors Kelci Lewis (kinesiology), Jordan Salsberg (kinesiology) and Amanda Siebert (kinesiology), and sophomores Shelby Salmon (recreation and sport management), Scarlett Williams (business) and Bailee Zumwalde (kinesiology).
The Razorbacks concluded their season last weekend at the NCAA Championship in Duluth, Ga.
Arkansas earned a spot in an NCAA Regional for the ninth straight season, advanced to the NCAA Championship for the fifth consecutive year and the sixth time in seven years, and reached the Super Six for the second time in four years, finishing sixth in the nation.
The 2012 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2011 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.
Any student-athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference championship sport or a student-athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution's NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the Academic Honor Roll. The following criteria should be followed: (1) A student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.00 or above for either the preceding academic year (two semesters or three quarters) or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution. (2) If a student-athlete attends summer school, his/her grade point average during the summer academic term must be included in the calculation used to determine eligibility for the Academic Honor Roll. (3) Student-athletes eligible for the Honor Roll include those receiving an athletics scholarship, recipients of an athletics award (i.e., letter winner), and non-scholarship student-athletes who have been on a varsity team for two seasons. (4) Prior to being nominated, a student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of non-remedial academic credit toward a baccalaureate degree at the nominating institution. (5) The student-athlete must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport's entire NCAA Championship segment.